heart http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wash U, U of I Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Help Create Prototype Next-Gen Pacemaker http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-u-i-scientists-use-3-d-printer-help-create-prototype-next-gen-pacemaker <p>Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.</p><p>Unlike existing <a href="http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pace/" target="_blank">pacemakers</a> and <a href="https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/icd/" target="_blank">implantable defibrillators</a> that are one-size-fits-all, the new device is a thin, elastic membrane designed to stretch over the heart like a custom-made glove.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:00:01 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 33957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U, U of I Scientists Use 3-D Printer To Help Create Prototype Next-Gen Pacemaker Study: aspirin may be as good as warfarin for most heart failure patients http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/study-aspirin-may-be-good-warfarin-most-heart-failure-patients <p>For patients with heart failure, but normal heart rhythm, aspirin may be just as good as a heavy duty blood-thinner.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the finding of a new study published online today in the <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1202299">New England Journal of Medicine</a>.</p><p>Washington University chief of cardiology Douglas Mann was on the study&rsquo;s steering committee.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3618 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Study: aspirin may be as good as warfarin for most heart failure patients Barnes-Jewish involved in pioneering heart valve replacement procedure http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/barnes-jewish-involved-pioneering-heart-valve-replacement-procedure <p>The <a href="http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/default.htm">FDA</a> has approved the first heart valve replacement procedure that does not involve open heart surgery.<br /><br />Instead of opening the patient&#39;s chest, the doctor inserts the new heart valve by threading a catheter through a vein in the patient&#39;s leg. Here&#39;s a video of how that works :</p><p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:53:36 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2401 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Barnes-Jewish involved in pioneering heart valve replacement procedure